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Regional value chains across Africa can link markets and drive industrialisation - Patel 

By: Schalk Burger     23rd November 2021 The development of regional value chains across Africa presents an opportunity to create market linkages between regions, integrate critical supply chains and replace some products that currently being imported from outside of the continent, said Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim... 

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement will ultimately boost trade and industrialization across Africa, while addressing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

16th November 2021 The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world’s largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3 billion consumers with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $3.4 trillion.  The objective is to realise a continent-wide... 

Absa smart supplier conference is a lifeline for SMMEs in current turbulent times

4th November 2021 More than half of the owners of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) surveyed by Ipsos were uncertain about the sustainability of their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic and lockdowns on business profitability was significant, with 63% of SMMEs revealing... 

Charting a way forward for manufacturers in a post-pandemic era

2nd November 2021 Industrialists are restructuring their businesses to swiftly adapt and remain competitive following COVID-19’s carnage 

Collaboration highlighted as key to enhance transport in Rosebank

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th October 2021 The Rosebank node, in Johannesburg, has experienced considerable growth over the past two decades and transport plays a key role within this space. There are, therefore, a number of issues that need to be rectified in this area and collaboration with all stakeholders is pivotal to achieving this,... 

Hydrogen Society Roadmap to guide South Africa’s hydrogen rollout – Nzimande

By: Donna Slater     22nd October 2021 The Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM), which was approved by Cabinet on September 14, provides a “clear indication” of how hydrogen and fuel cell technologies could be a “game changer” for the South African economy, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande noted during the Hydrogen Economy... 

Vaal SEZ to become South Africa’s ‘pre-eminent hub for the hydrogen economy’

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2021 Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme director Xola Sithole says the SEZ is seeking to position itself as South Africa’s “pre-eminent hub for the hydrogen economy”. In so doing, he says, the SEZ will participate in developing the hydrogen market primarily for Gauteng, and beyond, while... 

South Africa can build a new economy through green hydrogen

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2021 The use of clean hydrogen can help to address global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, but only if net zero emissions costs and prices are set by governments across the world, Deputy Minister in The Presidency Pinky Kekana said on October 14 during a keynote address at the Hydrogen Economy... 

South Africa catches attention of global hydrogen role-players

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2021 As global momentum continues to grow across the hydrogen industry, South Africa’s opportunity to produce zero carbon hydrogen has “caught the attention of the global energy players”, says Trade, Industry and Competition deputy Minister Fikile Majola. Coinciding with this global growth in interest... 

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14th October 2021 This week: Joburg Indaba hears that South Africa is in danger of missing out on commodity boom; South Africa’s exploration investment lowest since democracy began; and, Innovation brings benefits and poses challenges 

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